Can I Teach While Getting a Certification?

Can I teach while getting my certification?

Teaching while still on the path to teaching

The short answer is: It depends.

In general you should at least earn your teaching certification before being allowed to run your own classroom. If you're participating in a "Teach for America" program or a similar program, then you may be able to teach even without credentials for a time. You can also look into becoming a substitute teacher. After earning a college degree, some districts may allow you to substitute teach. There are other exceptions, particularly in areas suffering from a shortage of teachers.

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MS - Instruction in the 1:1 Environment
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MEd: Instructional Leadership & Reading
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MS - Education
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